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Guide to the Bush and Lobdell Correspondence MSS.0049

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

May 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-08T11:40-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Bush and Lobdell Correspondence

Unit ID:

MSS.0049

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet

Dates:

1860

Abstract:

Five letters and a telegram to a foundry in Delaware from various Alabama railroads concerning purchase of wheels, trucks, pinions, and other items.

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of five letters and a telegram to a foundry in Delaware from various Alabama railroads concerning purchase of wheels, trucks, pinions, and other items in 1860.

Preferred Citation:

Bush and Lobdell Correspondence, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

Bush and Lobdell, of Wilmington, Delaware, were the major manufacturers of cast-iron railroad tires, as well as supplying heavy machinery, parts, and tools for gins, textile works, railroads, and agriculture in the 1860s. They differed from their competitors by making a hollow tire, thereby decreasing the dead weight and producing a more even chill. The letters were written by agents in Mobile, Alabama, concerning orders, finance, and politics. Principals in the firm were Charles Bush and George G. Lobdell.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Processing Information:

Processed by

S. Braden, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Source(s)

Alabama Railroads . (local)

Alabama (localbroad)

Alabama Business and Industry (Local)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Commercial correspondence (aat)

Letters (rbgenr)

Railroads--Alabama--Records and correspondence (lcsh)

Technology and Industry (localbroad)

Correspondence Box 9